A former ice addict has said family support was vital in overcoming his drug addiction.ELAINE COONEY August 5, 2014 3:54am
Former ice addict Shaun (not real name) said being addicted to the drug ice made him extremely violent towards people.
‘‘Never, ever give up on your kids.’’
This was Shaun’s* advice to parents of ice users.
He said while he drifted from his family when he was addicted to ice; he knew they had not given up on him.
He has since repaired the damaged relationships.
‘‘We might steer off the path and even tell them we hate them, but deep down inside beneath the wall we build around our heart, we love them,’’ he said.
‘‘Drugs make you a different person.’’
Teen Challenge chief executive Neil Meyer echoed these sentiments by saying when the user was eventually jailed or volunteered to beat the addiction, they began thinking about their loved ones.
He said while parents’ affirmation of love for their children might appear to go on deaf ears, it would penetrate through and eventually support the drug user.
‘‘All you can say is, ‘You are my son, I’ll never let you go’,’’ Mr Meyer said.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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